St. Agnes Court meets Jan. 17

St. Agnes Court meets Jan. 17 St. Agnes Court #687 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas met Jan. 17, at the St. Agnes School Auditorium for a reception of new members, business meeting and pot luck dinner.

Ceremonial Coordinator Mary Geffre Johnson welcomed Ann Emerson as a new member and was presented with a Catholic Daughter pin and yearbook.

Regent Theresa Wingen presided at the business meeting. Thank yous were read from the various charities that received donations from the court during the holiday season.

It was announced that Joyce Button, a member of the court, passed away Jan. 13. Prayers were offered in her behalf.

The mystery ladies for January and February were Liz Hjermstad and Rosie Pecha. They were identified by Maria Heimstra and Lucille O'Connor. Jayne Merrigan identified her initials in the court's newsletter.

Joe Reedy, District 17 senator, spoke to the group on legislative issues in Pierre. Following the talk, members asked questions or offered their comments.

The court will sponsor a Mardi Gras dance Feb. 21 at the St. Agnes School Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. Lucille O'Connor, queen, and Berwyn Svoboda, king, will reign over the festivities.

Members were encouraged to enter the education contest sponsored by the National C.D.A. Entries are due Feb. 15 to Mary Johnson.

Rosalie Hubert won the cash drawing of $9. The next meeting will be held Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at the St. Agnes School classroom with a business meeting and silent auction. Leota Conroy and her committee will be in charge of the lunch.

Irma Burback and her committee were in charge of bingo at the Vermillion Care Center on Jan.24.

Following the meeting, member celebrated their birthdays by sitting at the decorated tables the month of their birthday. Lucille O'Connor led the singing of songs Frosty the Snowman for January, Let Me Call You Sweetheart for February and so the singing continued for each month.

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